Micro Vickers and Knoop Hardness Testing from Indentec

Our micro Vickers and Knoop hardness tester is designed for testing in the micro Vickers and Knoop scales.

Customers desiring a different force range may be interested in our combined micro and macro Vickers testers.


ZHVμ-A Hardness Tester
  • Automatic turret
  • Motorised load change
  • Motorised test cycle
  • Up to 4 objective lenses
  • Optional 2nd Knoop indenter
  • Precision vice
  • Manual X-Y stage as standard, optional motorised stage
  • Conversions to other scales
  • Tolerance setting
  • Coarse and fine focus
  • Hard wearing membrane keypad


  • ISO 6507-2
  • ASTM E384

Full traceability is assured as Indentec is an ISO 17025 UKAS accredited hardness calibration laboratory.


Prices are available on request.

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Our Range of Micro Vickers Hardness Testers

The ZHVμ is available in three different configuration options:

Configuration Leadscrew Software Package
ZHVμ-M Manual None
ZHVμ-S Manual ZHμ.HD-S
ZHVμ-A Automatic ZHμ.HD-A

To find out more about our ZHμ.HD software packages, please click here.

ZHμ.HD Systems

ZHVμ-S Hardness Tester

ZHVμ-S with ZHμ.HD

ZHVμ-A Hardness Tester

ZHVμ-A with ZHμ.HD

Feature ZHμ.HD-S ZHμ.HD-A
PC Yes Yes
1.3 mega pixel camera Yes Yes
HD software with auto indentation measurement Yes Yes
Manual effective case depth determination Yes -
Automatic effective case depth determination - Yes
Sample scanning and stitching capability - Yes
Auto focus capability - Yes
3 axis controller and joystick for motorised stage - Yes
X2.5 objective lens - Yes